Wind Turbine Technician Salary

Male Wind Turbine Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $20.25 per hour in the United States. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Wind Turbine Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$35,470 - $69,228
(Median)
$35K
$44K
$69K
MEDIAN: $44,322
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$16.21 - $25.94
(Median)
$16
$20
$26
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,470 - $69,228  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,981  
Total Pay (?
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$36,207 - $71,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$16.21 - $25.94  
   
Overtime
$21.79 - $38.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,981  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,207 - $71,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 229
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Job Description for Wind Turbine Technician

Since many large corporations and small venture companies are focusing on renewable energy sources, wind turbine technicians have a great work outlook for the coming years. They identify, inspect, maintain, and repair wind turbines for quality control. Their goal is to keep maintenance costs low and quality high. Wind turbine technicians assist with the installation of new systems and keep proper documentation of all repairs.

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Wind Turbine Technician Tasks

  • Write timely and concise reports regarding inspections to insure proper steps are taken to remedy any deficiencies.
  • Conduct quality control inspections on repairs and maintenance functions provided by maintenance or repair sub-contractors.
  • Diagnosis and repair wind turbines as directed by site supervisor and prepare and maintain proper documentation to support the repairs, to include parts usage and time worked.
  • Interact with onsite maintenance sub-contractor’s employees and provide guidance and training when applicable.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Wind Turbine Technician


NextEra Energy, Inc. offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $58K.


Wind Turbine Technicians typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Industrial Hydraulics and Electronic Troubleshooting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Many workers who know Electronic Troubleshooting also know Industrial Hydraulics.

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Experience Affects Wind Turbine Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Wind Turbine Technician Salaries


Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 6%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 11%
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